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Boxing Day dip will benefit seriously ill youngster

PUBLISHED: 14:25 28 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:25 28 November 2019

It was cold for festive fundraisers at last year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

It was cold for festive fundraisers at last year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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A charity that helped a seriously ill youngster will benefit from money raised at this year's Cromer Boxing Day dip.

Last year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLast year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

More than 300 people took part in the 30th annual dip, organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, last year.

Club member Clive Hedges said: "The charity chosen by our members this year is the Cromer Children's Charity; a small, yet valuable charity that helps with the special needs of sick children within a five-mile radius of Cromer church.

"They recently helped the family of a North Norfolk Beach Runner, Kevin Pitcher and his son Benny, six, and this is our way of saying thanks. This year we'll have the fun run at 10am and the dip at 11am."

Mr Pitcher, from East Runton, said Benny was doing "very well". He added: "He's on top form at the minute. Every night I tell him that he's going to get better."

Last year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLast year's Cromer Boxing Day dip. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Benny Pitcher turned on the lights at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. He is pictured with host Olly Day, his mum Julie, and Father Christmas. Picture: Alan Raymond PalmerBenny Pitcher turned on the lights at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. He is pictured with host Olly Day, his mum Julie, and Father Christmas. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

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